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2014 Dodge Durango modernizes the SUV (pictures)

With sleek exterior design touches and connected cabin tech, Dodge shows there is still life in the old SUV format.

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Dodge refreshed the Durango for the 2014 model year, updating the cabin tech and transmission.
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Dodge offers the Durango in five different trims, all with a choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
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Engine choices include a 3.6-liter V-6 or this 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.
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The Durango is built on the same platform as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the latter a very capable vehicle.
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The Durango comes with a fold-down third row.
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Power adjustable leather seats add to the comfort level.
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The second row can either be a three-passenger bench or two individual seats.
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An optional rear-seat entertainment system includes and HDMI input.
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With the V-8 engine, the Durango uses hydraulic power steering.
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The instrument cluster gets an LCD for its center panel.
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The UConnect system uses an 8.4-inch touch screen, with an intelligently designed interface.
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The navigation system includes perspective and plane view maps, and destinations can be imported from the Durango's integrated apps.
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Dodge includes a built-in 3G data connection and an app store in the interface.
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The audio screen shows album art when available.

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